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Gingrey is a bad doctor, says science

Gingrey is a bad doctor, says science

"I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things" — apparently, Phil, you don't. Photo by CQ Roll Call. It seems like every time a male republican tries to talk about women, he somehow says something stupid and misogynistic.

January 14, 2013 — Christie Wilcox
Data Streams and Energy Flows

Data Streams and Energy Flows

Over the holidays, my love for competition overtook my dislike of being constantly monitored, so I got a fitbit. The small device tracks the number of steps I've taken and the number of floors I've climbed, syncing to a server that ranks me against friends and family.

January 14, 2013 — Christina Agapakis
India Trip to Examine Issues in Child Survival: How Science and Engineering Help

India Trip to Examine Issues in Child Survival: How Science and Engineering Help

Back in October, I opened my email to find an interesting invitation for me to apply for a trip to India as part of a special International Reporting Project bloggers' trip focusing on child survival and related issues of health and development.The trip described in full "The trip will focus on issues of child survival in India.

January 14, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
City Trees Grow Faster, But Seedlings Struggle to Take Root

City Trees Grow Faster, But Seedlings Struggle to Take Root

Despite their name, Western red cedars (Thuja plicata) aren't true cedars--they're in the cypress family. Photo: Evan Leeson Urban areas are growing in size--and with them, the number of trees influenced by city life.

January 14, 2013 — Hannah Waters
Are Delta-FosB, or 5-HTT the Obama Genes?

Are Delta-FosB, or 5-HTT the Obama Genes?

The Atlantic featured a captivating fantasy in its November issue about a scenario to assassinate the U.S. president in 2016 by using a bioweapon specifically tailored to his genetic makeup—a virus that targeted the commander in chief and no one else.A great plot for a Hollywood thriller.

STAFFJanuary 14, 2013 — Gary Stix
Introducing: Susan Matthews

Introducing: Susan Matthews

This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.

STAFFJanuary 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
How to Lose $3 Million in 1 Second

How to Lose $3 Million in 1 Second

Losing money is one of the loneliest feelings. It was Oct 22nd, 2008. Lehman Brothers, the investment bank, had filed for bankruptcy the month before.

January 14, 2013 — Chris Arnade

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